Swastika

The rise of the Nazi Party

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German workers party Hitler joins the German Workers Party The German Workers' Party , the forerunner of the Nazi Party, espoused a right-wing ideology, like many similar groups of demobilized soldiers. Adolf Hitler joined this small political party in 1919 and rose to leadership through his emotional and captivating speeches.
Nazi party National Socialist German Workers Party Hitler changed the name of the German Workers Party to the National Socialist German Workers Party. The Party adopts the swastika as their official symbol.
Timeline Hitler imprisoned Adolf Hitler's attempt at an armed overthrow of local authorities in Munich, known as the Beer Hall Putsch , failed miserably. Hitler was improsened for 5 years for high-treason.
Mein kampf Mein kampf While imprisoned Hitler wrote "Mein Kampf". Hitler's book became the ideological base for the Nazi Party's racist beliefs and murderous practices.
Stormtroopers The SA and SS The SA and SS were formed. The SA (Storm Troopers) was the predominant terrorizing arm of the Nazi party. The SS Guard detachments originally was formed in as Hitler's personal guard.
Timeline Elections The Nazi Party achieved just 12 seats (2.6% of the vote) in the Reichstag.
Great%20depression Black Tuesday The collapse of the USA Stock market and the start of the Great Depression. The Great Depression had devastating effects in virtually every country, rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%.
Potsdamer%20platz Firts anti-Jewish action The SA began its first major anti-Jewish action on 13 October 1930 when groups of brownshirts smashed the windows of Jewish-owned stores at Potsdamer Platz.[
Timeline Hitler becomes Reich Chancellor of Germany After the elections in 1933, Von Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Reich Chansellor to keep the Nazi party "under control"
Reichstag fire 1933 Reichstag Fire The Reichstag building is set on fire. A Dutch Communist, van der Lubbe, is caught red-handed in the burning building.
Timeline The Enabling Act the SA [SA : Also known as Storm Troopers or Brownshirts. A military style organisation of the Nazi party formed in 1921 under Hitler. ] intimidates all the remaining non-Nazi deputies. The Reichstag votes to give Hitler the right to make his own laws.
Knight%20of%20the%20long%20knives Knight of the long knives The Night of the Long Knives, in June 1934, saw the wiping out of the SA's leadership and others who had angered Hitler in the recent past in Nazi Germany. After this date, the SS lead by Heinrich Himmler was to become far more powerful in Nazi Germany.
Paul%20von%20hindenburg Paul von Hindenburg dies The President of Germany (1925 - 1934) dies due to lung cancer.
Hitler%20assumes%20power Hitler assumes powers After the death of Hindenburg Hitler assumes power of both President and Chancellor.
Adolf hitler appointed Hitler becomes Führer On August 19, about 95 percent of registered voters in Germany went to the polls and gave Hitler 38 million votes of approval (90 percent of the vote). Thus Adolf Hitler could claim he was Führer of the German nation by direct will of the people. Hitler now wielded absolute power in Germany, beyond that of any previous traditional head of state. He had become, in effect, the law unto himself.
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